One for you

‘Petition to write more poems’, he said.

How far would you go to honour someone’s love for you?

As far as crossing social boundaries for them?

As far as ignoring your own limitations for them?

As far as writing more poems for them?

How undervalued is love that you can’t reciprocate

Because the chaos that don’t reach your heart engulf your mind

And you let go, the love that could change your life

Only so at some point you crave as much as a fragment of it.

How far would you go to get it back?

Could you honour the love that you know won’t last?

In ways that etch in your mind as memories forever

In ways that delight the heart that pours itself out to you

In ways that you’re assured beyond doubt of your worth

How far would you go not to break that prized heart?

I’ve played those moments of gratification over and over

Smiled in isolation over the affection that has warmed my heart

Lamented in regret that the affection cannot last

Pondered how far I could go to yet treasure all that has been

So here, my precious, I came as far as writing more poems for you.

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